Aalolam (1982)“Fickleness” – (Lit. Translation)
Alolam was Bharat Gopy’s second movie with Mohan, after the successful Vida Parayum Munpe in 1981, based on a screenplay by John Paul and Mohan. Interestingly, Bharathan pitched in with the designs for print media publicity, and in a broader sense, the team was again at work. This was the only movie in Bharat Gopy’s career, in which he worked with KR Vijaya. As usual, complementing him on the narrative was Nedumudi Venu as (Kozhi) Kuttan Thamburan.
|Producer||OM John and Brothers|
|Banner||St.Joseph Cine Arts|
|Screenplay||John Paul, Mohan|
|Dialogues||John Paul, Mohan|
|Lyrics||Kavalam Narayana Panicker|
|Music||Ilayaraja, Kavalam Narayana Panicker|
|Singers||KJ Yesudas, S Janaki, Nedumudi Venu, Kalyani Menon, Kavalam Sreekumar|
|Art Direction||PC Mani|
Dr Mukundan Menon is the new village Vet, who has brought along his family to the tranquil village. It doesn’t take long for Thamburan, one of the last surviving feudal squires of the hamlet and the unapologetic tomcat of the village to befriend the family and ease himself into the good doctor’s inside circle of influence. For long nursing the private grief of a barren marriage between the couple, it doesn’t take long for the (Kozhi) Thamburan to pick up the signals and slowly introduce the doctor to his philosophy of life.
The impressionable doctor soon finds that his company with the Thamburan is going to exact a heavy price that would cost him his sanity, his marriage and his self-respect.
A Movie Clipping from Aalolam (1982)
Aalaayaal Thara Venam
Thanal virikkan kudanivarthum
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Bharat Gopy as Dr Mukundan Menon : An Overview.
Dr Mukundan Menon is the quintessential domestic partner of his demure and timid wife, who even finds a change of attire from her usual, staid wardrobe an unbearable and disorienting process. It doesn’t take long for Kuttan Thamburan to hack away at the walls of social mores the doctor has built around himself by conditioning and exposing his malleable will within. Though he takes the easy road to Bohemia on the advice of his new-found comrade, his real test of integrity and self-worth proves that he is built of sterner stuff, and that the institution of marriage, as defined by his life, is invaluable when compared to the relative interpretations fed to him all along by his tomcat friend-in-residence.